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"YOU define YOU!"

~ Dr. Robyn Silverman, Girls Development Expert at The Get In Touch Foundation's 1st International Intergenerational "Informed & Strong" Summit for Women and Girls 

October 2015
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We have had a VERY busy month here at The Get In Touch Foundation and barely know where to begin!

We held our 11th Annual Connecticut Pretty In Pink Brunch & Women of Strength Awards, and our 1st International Intergenerational "Informed & Strong" Summit for Women and Girls!

GUESS Watches introduced their newest Sparkling Pink Special Edition "Daisy Wheel" timepiece to benefit Get In Touch in this the 2nd year of our fabulous partnership!

Businesses and schools all over the globe participated in "GIT Your Pink On!" Day and sent us photos of themselves all "pinked" out along with generous donations which will help us continue to provide our Daisy Wheels for free to schools across the world.

Every day is Breast HEALTH Awareness Day here at Get In Touch. We work tirelessly to reach more and more girls and raise the significant funding necessary to put those Daisy Wheels into their hands - thank YOU for joining us in our lifesaving mission!

Hope Lives!
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Mary Ann Wasil
President, CEO & Founder,
Breast Cancer Kickin' Survivor & Health Activist 

Over 300 women and girls and 32 speakers joined us in New Haven, Connecticut at The Get In Touch Foundation's 1st International Intergenerational "Informed & Strong" Summit for Women and Girls on October 24-25!

Here are just a few highlights from our powerful two-day event...we'll have more photos available soon!  #GITSummit

One attendee had this to say:

"Everyone young and young at heart learned something new, made new connections and more importantly walked away from the Informed & Strong Summit feeling empowered. Attendees learned that there are other girls just like themselves who battle similar challenges on a daily basis. 

The days were perfectly balanced with topics that addressed healthy bodies, minds and economic empowerment! The Informed & Strong Summit succeeded in starting the dialogue that will continue to make a difference in each and every girl's life." 

Click here to pre-register to view the gallery when released - 
you will have the opportunity to order images; 
all proceeds will be donated to the Get In Touch Foundation.
Connecticut Pretty In Pink Brunch & Women of Strength Awards

We held our 11th Annual Connecticut Pretty In Pink Brunch & 
Women of Strength Awards on Sunday, October 11th at Great River Golf Club.

We honored Joan Cagginello, the School Nurse instrumental in the development of our Daisy Wheel, and Dr. Nina Horowitz, 2+year breast cancer survivor, 
surgeon and faculty member at Yale School of Medicine at The Breast Center - Smilow Cancer Hospital at Yale New Haven.

Save the date for our 12th Annual PIP, Sunday, October 9, 2016!

GUESS Sparkling Pink Daisy Wheel Watch
Shop Rite GIT Campaign

A great big thank you to our friend Harry Garafalo, owner of Shop Rite Stores in East Haven, Hamden, Milford, Stratford and West Haven, Connecticut, where they ran a "cash-register-campaign" to benefit The Get In Touch Foundation.

During three weeks in September, generous customers made donations to GIT totaling $28,000!!

We are grateful to each cashier who encouraged their customers to give, and to the customers who believe in our mission and made a difference with every single dollar they donated!

Thank You!!
Spotlight on Schools

We're happy to welcome many new schools to the GIT "family!" Thank you for bringing the Daisy Wheel to your schools, teaching girls the importance of and how to do a breast self-exam - for life!

This month we signed up 20 schools from these 11 states: CA, CT, DE, FL, MA, MD, NY, TN, TX, VA, WI 

If you're a School Nurse or Health Educator, you can sign up your school right here.
"GIT Your Pink On!" Day Proclamation

The Get In Touch Foundation loves our hometown of Milford, Connecticut, the "small city with a big heart!" 

We were thrilled to be invited to our monthly Board of Aldermen meeting to be presented with a Proclamation by our friend Mayor Ben Blake, declaring October 16th "GIT Your Pink On!" Day in our pretty little New England city!

There's no place like home!
"GIT Your Pink On!" Day at Bunnell HS

Each October I am invited by Health Teacher Melissa Signor to spend the morning with the Bunnell High School Senior Class girls.

After Ms. Signor teaches the Get In Touch Girls' Program and gives each girl a Daisy Wheel, I have the opportunity to spend time with these smart and thoughtful young ladies who are excited about college, making a difference in the world, and taking care of their strong, healthy bodies!

Hope Lives!! 
"GIT Your Pink On!" Day at Fausey Elementary School

We love the "GIT Your Pink On!" Day pics from our friends at Fausey Elementary School in West Springfield, MA; thanks to Mrs. Kate Morneau for organizing this FUNdraiser and for the $200 donation to Get In Touch!
"GIT Your Pink On!" Day at Orange Research

That's Betsy Nilan, GIT's CT Operations Coordinator, with Paul Hoffman,
President & CEO of Orange Research, and Sam Alagno, 
as they present her with a check for $212.50 from their recent 
"GIT Your Pink On!" Day! Thank you to all who participated and donated!
E.L. Lumber Co. "goes to bat" 
for Get In Touch

Eric Lehrer, owner of E.L. Lumber Co., created these pink limited edition hand-carved wood bats exclusively with a mission to promote Breast Health Awareness. 20% from the sale of these bats goes to The Get In Touch Foundation

Contact or 203.645.8218 if you are interested in purchasing one of these beauties!
Pretty In Pink Cruise to benefit GIT

Discover the pink sands of Bermuda while benefitting The Get In Touch Foundation!

Our friend and survivor-sister Karen Quinn-Panzer from Cruise One Dream Vacations has organized a 7-night Pretty In Pink "Celebrity Cruise" to Bermuda 
departing Cape Liberty, NJ on July 17, 2016.

If you'd like more information, click here

Rates begin at $1,268.14 and include cruise fare, port charges, and taxes.

GIT is Global!!

Our Get In Touch Girls' Program is being implemented in every state in the US and in 32 additional countries...but as you can see we still have a long way to go until that entire map is PINK!


If you're a school nurse who has not yet signed up your school, click here to sign up and join us as we "change the world one girl at a time."  
When you get one, you give one! 
Daisy Wheel against map

Presenting a Daisy Wheel to newly-diagnosed patients who have daughters or granddaughters who would benefit from breast health education makes a diagnosis in a family a life giving moment as well as a teaching moment.  Daisy Wheels may be purchased for $5 each and come in packages of 25. When you purchase a Daisy Wheel, you are also helping to provide a Daisy Wheel to a girl somewhere in the world who will have FREE breast health education because of YOU!  It's simple..."When you get one, you give one!"  Click the Daisy Wheel on the right to find out more.

Download our FREE Daisy Wheel App 


Our Daisy Wheel© App has been downloaded in 84 countries!  If you're an iPad, iPod Touch or iPhone user, go to the iTunes App Store and download it for free.  


It's making our mission to "change the world one girl at a time" a global reality! 


Where in the World is YOUR Daisy Wheel?!  

If you've got a picture of your Daisy Wheel - or of yourself in your GIT gear - email it to us and yo
just may see yourself in an upcoming newsletter.

Don't you just love this pic of our Daisy Wheels on a pile of Autumn leaves, posted on Instagram? We do, too!

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